Healthy Living with Heart Failure: Your Nutrition matters – Quiz


– Hello, my name is Todd
Koelling, and I’m a heart failure
specialist at the University of Michigan.
By now I hope you’ve watched our video
on why nutrition matters in heart failure
as part of our healthy living
with heart failure video series.
This video contains a pop quiz.
People love pop quizzes.
And what essentially it
does is it helps test
your knowledge of following
a low sodium diet,
a fluid restricted diet and
how to read sodium labels.
The questions from this pop quiz come from
the Atlanta Heart Failure Knowledge Test,
and it’s a quiz that has been used
in many patients before.
So without any further
ado, we’ll get started
with questions on the limiting intake
of the salt and sodium in your diet.
People with heart failure
can do many things
to help themselves.
Thinking about each of these activities,
and decide if they would be helpful
for someone with heart failure.
Avoiding salty food; the answer’s yes.
Avoid salty food.
Should you drink lots of fluid, no.
Should you stop smoking, yes.
Should you drink alcoholic
drinks each day to relax, no.
Should you skip your
heart failure medications
when you start feeling better, no.
Should you know when to
call the doctor or nurse
for symptoms of heart failure, yes.
Which is a big source of
sodium, or salt in the diet?
Processed foods, smoked or
cured meats, table salt?
The answer’s all of the above.
Which has the lowest
amount of sodium or salt?
Fresh fruits, canned
vegetables, reduced sodium soup,
or frozen dinners?
The answer’s fresh fruits have
the lowest amount of sodium.
Which food has the most sodium or salt?
Sliced tomato, broiled fish,
baked ham, or skimmed milk?
The answer here is baked ham.
Which dessert has the
lowest amount of sodium?
A hot fudge sundae, a baked
apple, low fat instant pudding
made with skim milk, chocolate
cake made from a mix.
The lowest amount of sodium
here is in a baked apple.
Select the fast food with
the lowest amount of sodium.
Fried chicken, cheeseburger, baked potato
with sour cream and chives, or taco salad.
The answer is baked potato
with sour cream and chives
is the fast food with the
lowest amount of sodium.
Now these questions have
to do with following
a fluid restriction.
Some people with heart
failure told by their doctors
to limit fluids.
Which of the following count as fluids?
Water and clear liquids.
Milk, ice cream, and yogurt.
Jello, pudding, and soups.
The answer here is all of the above.
A person with heart failure
who is trying to limit
their fluids may reduce
symptoms of thirst by:
chewing on gum or sucking hard candy.
Cutting back on their medications.
Drinking small amounts
every 30 to 60 minutes
to prevent thirst.
Or warming their fluids before drinking.
The answer here is chewing
gum or sucking hard candy.
These are questions about
reading nutritional labels.
Use the picture of the
soup label to answer
these two questions.
How many servings are in this can?
The answer is 2.5.
How much sodium is in one serving of soup?
The answer’s 890 milligrams.
If a person with heart
failure gains two to three
pounds in a few days, this
usually means he or she
is eating too many calories
and gaining weight.
Has extra water in the body.
Needs to drink more fluid.
Needs to be getting more
exercise to burn calories.
The answer is has extra water in the body.
Gaining two to three
pounds in only a few days
is almost always due to water weight.
How often should a person
with heart failure weigh themselves?
Everyday, every week, every
month, or once in a while?
The answer is every day.
Thank you for listening and participating
in this pop quiz,
the Atlanta Heart Failure Knowledge Test.
Thank you and good luck
with your heart failure.




Comments
  1. i m heart failure patient n i m on medication but due to medicine my urea n creatinine going up pl give me advise

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